Why Christmas?

I hear it every year of how commercialized the Christmas season has become. I hear how it has become nothing more than an annual winter festival, which stirs up some type of universal love and an open door for humanitarian good deeds.

Oh, I decorate my house, I buy and wrap presents, I give time and extra finances during this season. I do these things, but it’s more than that to me. It is my opportunity to be a witness. I believe Christ came in the flesh!  It is a mysterious fact that can only be grasped by faith.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … And the Word became flesh(John 1:1, 14)   With every gift given, candle and decoration displayed it is a glorious privilege that makes a statement of faith that declares, A Savior, A  King was born.

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.(Matt. 2:10-11) 

It was customary during Biblical times for one to fall on his knees and touch his forehead to the ground, throwing kisses when in the presence of a King.  Christmas is an opportunity to remind ourselves and those around us that the Christ Child is King and worthy of all praise and honor.

So while your neighbors and friends may just be hanging lights and wreathes to celebrate a commercialized holiday…. You hang yours with your head up high and a song in your heart as a witness to the birth of Christ. Because as we celebrate Christmas…….. We tell the world….. “…we have seen His star…” (Matt. 2:2)

I pray that each of you will be so encouraged, strengthened, and blessed as you consider why you celebrate Christmas.

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